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Plan ahead to end procurement struggles

Balancing product lifecycles with component availability is difficult, especially in long life sectors such as military, aerospace and medical. Independent …

POSTED April 18, 2017

Defence is the best protection

Proactive obsolescence management is the most affordable way to protect legacy military platforms, thereby ensuring they are always ready for …

POSTED July 2, 2015

How independents combat counterfeiting

Modern independent distribution is involved in developing the anti-counterfeiting tools that support obsolete and end-of-life material, explains 4 Star Electronics. …

POSTED May 5, 2015

Counterfeiting: know your enemy

Digi-Key’s Dave Doherty examines how counterfeiting occurs and ways to mitigate risk The growth in counterfeit components concerns everyone in …

POSTED November 7, 2013

America II Unveils New Global Website and Web App

America II Electronics, Inc., one of the world’s largest independent distributors of semiconductors and electronics components, today announced the launch …

POSTED May 23, 2013

IPC and ECIA to work on component obsolesce guideline

When a component manufacturer discontinues a particular component, it creates a ripple effect throughout the electronics assembly industry, leaving EMS …

POSTED April 10, 2012

Low risk options for obsolescence management

Offering an extensive parts inventory backed by manufacturing and re-creation services, Rochester Electronics specialises in obsolescence solutions for electronics buyers …

POSTED December 15, 2011

End-of-life strategy: plan early

As Rochester Electronics explains, the best time for OEMs to consider long-term component supply options is before an end-of-life announcement …

POSTED December 15, 2011

Maxim ensures supply with obsolescence program

Maxim Integrated Products Inc. is introducing an Obsolescence Mitigation (OM) Program to minimize the impact of IC obsolescence on long-term military/aerospace programs. The program ensures a future supply of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) plastic parts used in long-term mil/aero programs, said Maxim. …

POSTED August 4, 2011

America II Electronics has 600+ million caps in stock

Despite a shortage of capacitors in the market, America II Electronics says its poised to meet customer demand with more than 600 million capacitors in stock from 200+ suppliers. …

POSTED June 30, 2010